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The Craziest

Business Letters Ever

By Dax Cheng
(The Zany Consultant)
Writing-Business-Letters.com
Copyright

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completeness or accuracy of the contents of the document. They accept no liability of any kind for
any losses or damages caused or alleged to be caused, directly or indirectly, from using the
information contained in this document.

All reference to well known characters/likeness are copyrighted/trademarked by their respective


copyright/trademark owners. All references are used as examples for educational purposes only.
Dax Cheng and Writing-Business-Letters.com is in no way linked to any of the
copyright/trademark owners. All rights are reserved by their respective owners.

The author and publisher would also like to apologize to the Mafiosi for the use of the Al Capone
name and hope that they will not be sleeping with the fishes.

Copyright © 2006 Dax Cheng.


All rights reserved worldwide.

You may distribute this document provided nothing is changed.

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Table of Contents
Table of Contents................................................................................................................................ 3
Foreword ............................................................................................................................................. 4
Job Reference...................................................................................................................................... 5
Invoice for Dance Contestant.............................................................................................................. 6
Project Meeting Summary for an Evil Organization .......................................................................... 7
Collection Letter: Final Appeal to Al Capone .................................................................................... 8
Introduction of New Poop Scooping Service...................................................................................... 9
Order Confirmation for 12 Quarts of Blood ..................................................................................... 10
Complaint Response for Bad Waxing............................................................................................... 11
Reference for a Former Customer..................................................................................................... 12
Thank You for Professional Assistance............................................................................................ 13
Price Quotation for Stink Removal System ...................................................................................... 14

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Foreword
Dear Bored Reader,

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So, can the templates really fit the most unusual and crazy business situations I can think of?

The answer: YES!

The following letters are the results of that experiment.

So grab a cup of Java Mocha, and let the madness begin.

Regards,
Dax Cheng
The Zany Consultant
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Job Reference
November 22, 2006

Re: Employment Reference - Pigathius Lee a.k.a. Miss Pig

To whom it may concern:

This serves as confirmation that Miss Pig worked under my direct supervision as an Assistant
Karate Trainer from January 2004 until June 2006. During this time, Miss Pig went from a
receptionist to a black belt with the ability to teach others the Karate chop.

Miss Pig showed a natural ability in directing female participants to be more aggressive and take
charge. Whether it was dealing with a love interest with Le Frog or overcoming the obstacles of
selling a play in New York, Miss Pig took initiative and zeroed in on what she wanted with great
passion. She created great energy and drama whenever she was around.

Her performance evaluations indicate that Miss Pig was often the center of attention and
commanded the floor during workout sessions. She is suited for high visibility positions where she
holds a power role. She can become frustrated and overwhelmed when others are left in charge.
Once we clarified that customer service meant not arguing or becoming violent with clients, there
was steady improvement in her performance. A milestone was reached when she made it an entire
day without throwing the telephone at the door, on the floor, at someone or across a room.

Based on the one and a half years of interaction with Miss Pig, I believe she has a high potential to
become a top performer as an exterminator in the pest control field. Those bugs don’t stand a
chance against her!

For further information and clarification of these items, I can be reached at (888) 555-1234.

Sincerely,

Jackie Chan
Owner/Operator of Hollywood Karate Studios

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Invoice for Dance Contestant


INVOICE#10015

To: Dancing with Weird Al Contestant From: Bill "Bojangles" Robinson


Danica Wild Best Agents in Town Agency
999 Spotlight Drive 121 Get Your Break Avenue
New York, NY 10010 Suite #10
Burbank, CA 97211
Fax: 888-222-3344 Pages: 1
Phone: 888-222-3355 Date: April 20th, 2006
Re: Invoice for Services Rendered CC:

This serves as an INVOICE for all services and supplies rendered while preparing for your
application as a contestant on Dancing with Weird Al. Work was performed starting in January
2006 with services completed once you were eliminated in March 2006.

An itemized listing of expenses:

Consultant and Agent Fees $5,000.00


5 Sessions ($100 each) at Rumba Mumba’s House of Dance $ 500.00
Custom Costume Creation including: $ 650.00
- Glo in the Dark One Piece ($200.00)
- Matching Couples Pirate Outfit (1/2 of $600.00 fee)
- Pink Sparkly Tutu ($150)
Make-up and Accessories $ 417.99
- 10 pairs of fake 2’ eyelashes ($22.99)
- 2 sets of tips with custom polka dot polish finish ($45.00)
- Hot pink stiletto dance shoes ($150.00)
- Consultation and make-up products with Rico ($200.00)

TOTAL Amount Owing (payable within 30 days of Invoice date) = $ 6,567.99

You had great moves so there’s no doubt that you’ll continue your dance career. Should you need
our services again, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Cheers,

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson


Agent in Charge

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Project Meeting Summary for an Evil Organization


November 25, 2005

Dear Professor Evil Badguy:

Re: Doomsday Device Project - Monthly Status Report - October 2005

The overall project is progressing well and is on schedule for full commissioning in May, 2006.

Nuclear Warhead
We have successfully acquired a nuclear warhead from the CIA storage facility in Area 51. The
security guard on duty was very helpful for a modest fee of one dozen cream puffs.

Laser guided missile


This project is now 95% complete. Final inspection is now underway. The NASA scientists were
persuaded to continue the project once we feed one of them to the mutated two headed beavers. The
missile should be operational by February 15th.

Agent Goody
All available fem-bombshells are currently distracting Agent Goody and we do not expect him to
have enough juice left to stop us by February 31st.

As always, you are welcome to attend our semi-monthly project review meeting. It will be held in
the Main Boardroom of the Evil Towers on Thursday, Dec 5th at 1:00 p.m.

Sincerely,

Alottof Bush
Evil Project Manager

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Collection Letter: Final Appeal to Al Capone


September 23, 1932

Alphonse G. Capone
Previously residing at:
7244 South Prairie Avenue
Cicero, IL 60804

Currently residing in Alcatraz


Prisoner #AZ-85

Sent by Certified Carrier

Dear Mr. Capone:

Final Notice: Regarding Outstanding Balance on Invoice #101 - September 1, 1928 - $2,200.00

You have repeatedly ignored our written requests for payment of the above-noted invoice for
construction of a custom marble lavatory and septic system on your property in Palm Island,
Florida. While we understand that your current imprisonment makes communication difficult, we
have not received any word or explanation for your lack of payment from any of your ”people” as
well.

Consequently, unless we receive payment in full by the end of the business day, September 30,
1932, we will have to consider your account in a state of default and take the necessary steps for
collection. We would rather not do this since it will result in damaging your public persona and
mar your credit rating.

We urge you to please give this matter your full attention now, before it’s too late, and send your
payment to us immediately.

Sincerely,

Dottie Duncan
Tough Guys Construction
Accounts Receivable

cc: Mr. Salvatore Caruso, Owner

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Introduction of New Poop Scooping Service


March 15, 2006

Cindy Luwho
22 Winding Way
Whoville, NH 03601

Dear Ms. Luwho:

Introducing a new way to deal with poop! Your dog’s of course. On April 1st, 2006 we will debut
our new innovative service, Smelling Like a Rose Poop Scooping.

After years of feedback that poop pick-up methods aren’t kind on the olfactory senses, we listened
to you. Our revolutionary approach to this necessary evil is to not only handle this chore for you
but leave things smelling like roses afterwards. This includes:

• Full yard patrol with a nose for finding the offensive material
• Removal of waste to controlled tank (think Diaper Genie for dogs!)
• Insertion of scented time-release capsule into lawn

With the use of your home being paramount to letting children run, guests enjoying the property
and your own quality time, we take the onus of keeping up with Fido. Now you have the time to
just sit back, relax and enjoy!

The innovative poop removal system was developed by the same beloved creators of the As Seen
on TV best seller, Rocket Fishing Rod. Using the same propulsion system as the fishing tool, our
scented capsules are placed in the optimal place for time-released scent. The sweet aroma left
behind is a welcome change from hoping a downwind will keep any unpleasant whiffs away.

We invite you to not only try this service for yourself but to refer us on to friends and family that
may also benefit. Soon we’ll have entire neighborhoods wrapped in a rosy smell.

We look forward to being your go-to pooper scoopers!

Best regards,

Oscar De La Renta
President

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Order Confirmation for 12 Quarts of Blood


February 17, 1914

Count Dracula
36 Biting Neck Way
Transylvania, England

Dear Count Dracula:

Re: Order No. 7552 - 12 Quarts of Fresh Blood

The purpose of this letter is to confirm that payment has been approved and we will be shipping
your order this week. Details are as follows:

(12) Quarts of fresh blood - never frozen and individually wrapped in sealed containers.
Items are sent in a fresh pack to preserve flavor and purity. There are no preservatives or
additives in the substance and this order comes with a limited two-month warranty.

An amount of $199.00 has been charged to your account in the name of Tasty but Difficult to Find
Sensations.

Your order will be shipped to the above address by surface transport within the next three (3) days,
and is guaranteed by the shipping company to arrive at destination within five (5) days of the
shipping date.

If you have any questions about your order you can call our customer support line at 1-800-888-
2121 and we will be happy to look after you.

Thanks for ordering from Tasty but Difficult to Find Sensations. We look forward to any future
orders that you place.

Yours truly,

Abe Van Helsing


Your Customer Service Representative

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Complaint Response for Bad Waxing


June 20, 2005

Mr. Steve Carrell


2215 West Beach Road, Apartment 151
Sarasota, FL 34242

Dear Mr. Carrell:

I am writing this to offer my sincere regret on behalf of the Smooth as a Baby’s Behind Wax Shop.
Specifically, I am referring to the recent letter of complaint about the unfortunate experience you
had on Friday, June 5th.

There were two unfortunate misunderstandings that impacted the success of your waxing treatment.
Our technicians were informed that you wanted full chest and back hair removal not just a shoulder
application. We were also under the impression that you understood the pain involved in this type
of procedure and the possible skin reactions that could occur. Thus, when I heard of your torturous
experience, I was mortified.

Your reaction is valid. Skin lesions and a full body rash are not to be taken lightly. I hope that at
this point you have fully recovered and that your work schedule was not interrupted. In the
meantime, I want to reassure you that this type of occurrence is highly unusual and will not happen
again. It is our goal to earn back your business and prove that we are masters of the waxing world
with high standards.

To reassure you that we are taking your complaint very seriously, I want you to know that we have
put all technicians through a training course on customer communications. In addition, serious
operational measures have been taken to make sure there is never a repeat of such a situation.

I realize that we can’t fully compensate you for the pain that you suffered. However, we would like
to offer you some reparation as a way of asking you to give us another chance. Enclosed is a
reimbursement of $50 for the initial waxing service charge. In addition, I have included a book of
10 free waxing coupons for you to use at your discretion. I feel strongly that once we have the
chance to redo the situation, you’ll find our services to be top notch.

Should you have any further concerns, please feel free to contact me personally at 1-800-222-6789.

Yours sincerely,

Nancy Mayberry
Vice-President, Client Services

Enclosures (2)

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Reference for a Former Customer


April 21, 2003

To whom it may concern:

Credit Reference: Mr. W. Coyote

This is to confirm that Mr. W. Coyote has been a regular customer of good standing with ACME
Corporation since 1992.

During that 10-year period Mr. Coyote was one of our highest account holders. He made purchases
from our stores on a regular basis and has an impeccable record of making standard payments on
time. His purchases varied from a small order of earthquake pills to several large orders of specialty
explosives. Mr. Coyote followed all rules and regulations for these hazardous transport items
including completing all necessary permit paperwork.

According to our database records, during the entire period that Mr. Coyote was our regular
customer, he was never once late in making a payment. Based on our experience with Mr. Coyote
as one of our most valued customers for over 10 years, I am pleased to recommend him as a highly
dependable and extremely low credit risk.

If you would like further information, please feel free to call me at (408) 723-3970.

Sincerely,

Louis Clark
Customer Credit Manager

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Thank You for Professional Assistance


August 30, 1501

Mr. Leonardo da Vinci


Head of Research and Development
SI6 - Italian Secret Service
Florence, Italy

Dear Leonardo,

After years of dedicated service, I wanted to take this opportunity to officially express my
appreciation for your work.

In the 20 years that we have been together, you have provided me with all the tricked up gadgets
and doodads that make my work more efficient. You take innovation to a new level from an
armored carriage to the Flying Machine. And while my attitude may not always signal my respect
and admiration, you are one of my favorite resources to call on.

On both a professional and a personal level, your fatherly approach steers me in the right direction.
When I need to count on someone, you are always dependable and willing to personally handle the
tough stuff. As my career takes me into more difficult terrain, it is reassuring to have you by my
side.

Again, from the entire team, we are extremely grateful for your service to England. And, as you
take a few weeks of a well-deserved vacation, have a martini, stirred not shaken, on me.

Gratefully yours,

Commander Jamie Bond


Agent - Italian Secret Service

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Price Quotation for Stink Removal System


January 26, 2006

Bubba Gunsmoke
9 Hunters Row
Hueytown, AL 35023

Re: Skunk Odor Eaters - Stink Removal System

Dear Bubba:

As follow-up to our phone conversation, here is the pricing for a custom installation of Skunk Odor
Eaters - Stink Removal System. Based on your information that this would be used at your hunting
club as a membership perk, we have designed the system to for a variety of needs.

Normally our system runs at a slightly higher price for residential properties but because this would
be a potential referral source for our product, we have put the contractor rate on for this installation.
In addition, we offer this product in two versions. The Basic Unit provides the essential elements
of removing a skunk hit with a tomato based shower and steaming process for the individual and
his clothing. The Custom Unit offers the ability to ”brand” the product as yours which would be a
huge opportunity for your club. It also brings two additional processing elements of a hydrogen
peroxide and baking soda bath with high heat.

We have developed a special pricing sheet for your review:

Basic Unit Custom Unit


Quantity with 3-Phase Processing with Your Chosen Logo Plus 5-
Phase Processing
5 person
capacity $1,000 $1,500
10 person
capacity $1,350 $1,750
15 person
capacity $2,000 $2,350

The above prices do not include shipping, which would be billed to you directly by the shipper.
Please let us know if you would like to order the system, keeping in mind that the entire process
from start to finish takes approximately 90 days. I can be reached at 1-800-356-7777 or by email at
ccarz@skunkgone.com.

Sincerely,

Carl Carz
Director, Sales and Marketing

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